Dressed in drag, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ sparkles and sings

“The Wizard of Oz” is done, and redone, a lot. Think of the all-Black version “The Wiz,” or the Broadway smash hit “Wicked,” currently being adapted for film.

RIT breaks ground on new performing arts theater

RIT's new theater is set for completion in 2025 and will primarily host musical theater productions.

Fall Arts Roundup | Classics stage a comeback

A preview of theatrical standouts for the fall season.

The Avenue Blackbox digs into 'Blood at the Root'

A 2014 play inspired by true events and featuring an all-student cast launches the fifth anniversary season.

Christopher Mannelli to step down as executive director of Geva Theatre Center

The Long Island native will join Boston theater company The Huntington this fall.

"Merry Wives of Windsor" mixes Shakespeare in the Park with ‘80s nostalgia

Rochester Community Players' 27th summer production runs through July 29 at Highland Bowl.

The verdict is in: "To Kill a Mockingbird" sings

The Broadway production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" was written for the modern audience — and it is works.

Eastman Opera Theatre names new artistic director

Timothy Long will assume a dual role for EOT next season, following the retirement of Steven Daigle.

'Les Misérables'— without the songs

Open Road Theatre's non-musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel opens at MuCCC on June 1.

“Ragtime” evokes history through rhythm and rhyme

JCC CenterStage production showcases struggles and hopes of America past and present.

The Company Theatre finds a home in Temple Building, announces 2023-24 season

The Company Theatre will stage its 2023-24 season in its new permanent home: Temple Theater on Franklin Street in downtown Rochester.

'The Nerd' comes to MuCCC — and he's staying awhile

“The Nerd” is less about a misfit who overstays his welcome than the lengths one will go for a friend.

The Company Theatre stages a Chekhov primer with 'The Seagull'

A modern retelling of the classic production
CITY reviews the Company Theatre's production of Anton Chekhov's most famous play, on stage through the end of April.

RBTL's 2023-24 season features longer runs of 'Frozen' and 'Moulin Rouge'

Rochester Broadway Theatre League's 2023-24 season features beloved movie favorites and the stories of music legends.

Blackfriars' 2023-24 season offers cultural pain relief

For the 2023-24 season, Blackfriars Theatre presents a full slate of plays, musicals, and concerts to help people heal with entertainment.


Rejects Anonymous at the 2023 Rochester Fringe Festival

Rejects Anonymous at the 2023 Rochester Fringe Festival @ The Focus Theater

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